Our home and native land is celebrating its 152nd birthday this Monday, July 1.
And, as per usual, government offices including Canada Post and city hall will be closed along with banks and libraries.
- $14.9 million LOTTO 6/49 jackpot won by Edmonton man
- Calgary was ranked the 153rd most expensive city in the world
- Gas prices are going to be the lowest in 2 years this Canada Day weekend
Here’s your handy guide to what’s open and what’s not in Calgary this Canada Day.
All City of Calgary golf courses (and driving ranges!) will be open this July 1 — making for the perfect chance to check out the newly opened McCall Lake.
Depending on the weather, one of Calgary’s many outdoor pools would make for the perfect spot to post up to end off the long weekend!
Check out a list of locations and hours here.
Most spray parks and wading pools
Outdoor pools full? No worries! Head over to one of Calgary’s spray parks to cool down — and, more importantly, tire the kids out.
If you’re planning on getting some housework done this long weekend, odds are you’ll have some junk that you need to get rid of. East Calgary landfill will be open both Sunday and Monday, Spyhill landfill will be closed on both days, and Shepard landfill will only be open on Monday, July 1.
All rec centres
… With the exception of Southland Leisure Centre, which will be open from 11 am to 5 pm.
North Mount Pleasant and Wildflower Arts Centres
Calgary Soccer Centre
Though you’ll be able to take to the pitch if you booked in advance!
Arenas and athletic parks
Again, those who booked in advance will still be able to play.
All City of Calgary administrative buildings
This includes city hall.
Traffic around downtown Calgary this Canada Day could get a little messy, given that crews will be hard at work on street repairs that have completely closed the intersection of 17th Avenue and 14 Street SW from 8 pm on Friday, June 28 to 5 am on Tuesday, July 2.
Here are the detours to take until work is complete:
- 19th Avenue between 14th Street and 15 Street SW
- 14a Street between 19th Avenue and 17th Avenue SW
- 15th Street between 19th Avenue and 16th Avenue SW
- 16th Avenue between 14th Street and 15th Street SW
Partial closures will also be seen on parts of Glenmore Trail, Macleod Trail/Anderson Road, Woodpark Boulevard access at Anderson road, 7th Street SW, 3rd Street SW, 101st Street SW, 8th Avenue SW, Crowchild trail, 36th Street NE, and Sheriff King Street over the long weekend.
Full details on these closures can be found here.
On Monday, July 1, buses and trains around the city will be operating at a Sunday level of service.